Präzedenzfall

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Präzedenz (precedence) +‎ Fall (case)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌpʁɛ(ː)t͡seˈdɛnt͡sˌfal/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /ˌpʁeː-/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: Prä‧ze‧denz‧fall

Noun[edit]

Präzedenzfall m (genitive Präzedenzfalls or Präzedenzfalles, plural Präzedenzfälle)

  1. (law) precedent

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Usage notes[edit]

Used exclusively for precedents in uncodified legal systems, e.g. common law jurisdictions and hybrid jurisdictions (Scotland, South Africa, etc.).

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